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    Pathways to Reading And Writing

     
     
     
    Loudoun's Pathways to Reading and Writing, is an explicit staff development model, which provides kindergarten, first and second grade teachers, and instructional specialists with a consistent, research and strategies-based framework of reading and writing instruction. The teacher expertise and on-going professional support provided by this program transfers into literacy compentency for all students.
     
    How is this literacy program conducted in the classroom? The students work on skills such as:
     
    *Letters and Sounds: Letters have distinctive features and may be identified by names or sounds
     
    *Word Study: The phonetic and structural features of words
     
    *Comprehension: The process of constructing meaning while reading
     
    *Phonics: Letter and sound relationships and how they are used in reading and writing
     
    *Independent reading: Students read texts independently with teacher support as needed
     
    *Shared reading: Teacher and children read text together concentrating on targeted skills
     
    *Guided reading: Teacher guides the reading of small differentiated student groups with appropriate leveled texts
     
    *Read aloud: Teacher reads text aloud to students to model and focus on skills
     
    *Writers workshop: Students are engaged in the writing process and produce pieces of writing in many genres.